Category Archives: Free Stuff Friday

Zakka Handmades by Amy Morinaka

Zakka is a craft movement that has come out of Japan and according to Amy Morinaka author of Zakka Handmades is “the small necessities of everyday life…that includes accessories, stationery, fashion items, toys, home goods, kitchen items, small furniture, and … Continue reading

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Get started making holiday gifts!

Halloween is over and now we turn our thoughts to creating and sewing gifts to give for the holidays. The book Refashioned Bags by Faith & Justina Blakeney  show you how to “up-cycle anything into high-style handbags”. The authors show … Continue reading

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Patchwork Style in Craft and Garments

When we first think of patches it might be to patch up something old and worn. Using patches in home decor and accessories projects brings a splash of color and style to an otherwise ordinary project. Patchwork can also be … Continue reading

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Count Your Button Day – October 21

Count Your Button Day is October 21, so get out your buttons and…count them! No one  know why or who started Count Your Button Day but it is officially an unofficial day on the calendar. Buttons have a much longer … Continue reading

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Spooky Halloween Beasties To Make

Do you love spooky but lovable plushies? They’re more adorable the frightful and are fun to make for little kids and teens love ‘em to. Here are a few ways to get monsters into your life. Join our monster making … Continue reading

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Easy Halloween costumes for kids (and adults!)

It’s that time of year again, Halloween. I love Halloween. I like to go to thrift stores and vintage clothing stores to find inspiration. I will often times refashion something but rarely make a costume from scratch. If you are … Continue reading

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Get your wardobe in Shape Shape – Making garments to wear multiple ways

I love the minimalist designs of Natsuno Hiraiwa. She makes garments that can be worn in multiple ways by using draping, twisting and folding to create different looks from a single garment. At first look it seems a little intimidating, … Continue reading

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Fun with the Fuse Creativity System by Fiskars

I was lucky enough to get the Fiskars Fuse Creativity System to check it out and do a little test drive.  Fuse Creativity System is a die-cut/letterpress system that will let you cut and emboss a wide variety of materials … Continue reading

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Make Things for National Sewing Month

Since it is National Sewing Month, I’m sure sewing is on the brain. What are your favroite things to make? I love sewing dresses and skirts, if I had to choose. But, really I just love sewing. So let me … Continue reading

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September is National Sewing Month

I’m sure you’ve heard that September is National Sewing Month! What better way to celebrate doing what we love then by teaching someone how to sew. For Free Stuff Friday the book Sewing For Children by Emma Hardy is up … Continue reading

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